Could the Zika virus delay the Olympics?
Olympic fever is in the air…but so is the Zika virus.
The virus is rife in Brazil, home to the 2016 world games, and is now a known cause of microcephaly.
So, does this mean Aussies should avoid travelling to Rio to spectate? And what about the athletes who have waited four years for a shot at Olympic gold?
Dr Cameron Webb, a University of Sydney Medical Entomologist, allays public fears about this mosquito-borne hazard, and offers some tips for those braving the South American stands this August.
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